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Specialty Course

Project Aware Fish ID Course

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.


The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty Course is part of the Project AWARE courses and goes well with


  • Project AWARE Specialist

  • Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

  • Underwater Naturalist

Red Snapper with Project Aware Logo
Course Contents


During two dives you gain eyes-on experience in looking for and identifying the fish you see underwater. You’ll learn:


  • How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species

  • Fish survey techniques and strategies

  • How to practise fish identification dive planning, organization and procedures


During the course, you'll


  • attend a short lecture on the basics of how to identify fish families

  • do two (2) dives in open water (2 days)





  • PADI Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

  • Minimum age 10 years


Fish ID Diver Specialty:  from HKD1,800 per person


Course fee includes professional instruction, course manual, tanks & weights used during the course and certification fee.

We're sure you've been scuba diving and asked yourself, "What was that fish?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer - or how to find the answer.


See Scuba Diving photos from Hong Kong and elsewhere in Asia.

How to sign up


Courses are arranged by request.


Please contact us through the contact page or by email or phone. Our office will direct you to one of our instructors, so you can talk directly, ask questions and arrange a course schedule.

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